Category Archives: Love

Christmas Short Story

Here’s wishing you Season’s Greetings and a Happy New Year. I’m posting here a short story which I hope you enjoy. It’s bitter-sweet, and based on fact.   THE STRANGER Margaret, Frank and the two boys moved into their new … Continue reading

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Our Deepest Fear

When I was training teachers I read that at his Inaugural Speech Nelson Mandela had spoken some inspiring words about overcoming our fear of our greater natures.  I used to quote from Mandela’s wonderful words as I thought them a … Continue reading

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Part 10 of ‘Outcasts’. #SampleSunday #HistNov

CHAPTER 5 BALIAN OF IBELIN Jerusalem Fear flooded the city like a plague.  It swept down from the Church and through the streets to the citadel.  The people of the city hurried towards the high battlements, desperate to glimpse what … Continue reading

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Back to England

Tomorrow we’re going back to England again.  This was our scheduled break to see my father, son and his family.  We had hoped to introduce my dad to my grand-daughter but because of dad’s double heart-attack he is still in … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dad. A roller coaster ride.

A few days ago I was talking with my father about the research he is doing for me.  I am writing a novel about the First World War and his father and father- in-law were both involved in this.  He … Continue reading

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Part 6 of my work in progress. #SampleSunday #HistNov

CHAPTER 3 JERUSALEM SAINTS AND DEMONS Bernard heaved a barrel of ale onto the counter. ‘Good news,’ he said.  ‘The young Englishmen have decided to stay for a month.’ ‘Excellent,’ Agnes answered.  ‘With the soldiers gone the city feels empty … Continue reading

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Dawn. Menton

It’s 7.15 in the morning and the moon and Venus are dangling in a brightening sky.  I was awake and ready for work three quarters of an hour ago but then my computer decided to update itself and took an … Continue reading

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